March 26, 2019
For immediate release
GOA Requests Stay of Enforcement of Bump Stock Ban at SCOTUS
Springfield, VA – Gun Owners of America (GOA) has requested that the Supreme Court issue a stay of enforcement of the bump stock ban.
“We have been informed by the Court that the government has been asked to respond by 4pm today,” Erich Pratt, executive director of GOA said. “Then we will have an opportunity to respond. We are hoping for a decision soon.”
“GOA opposes this ban for several reasons. First, the ban represents an arbitrary and illegal reversal by a federal agency which for years has ruled bump stocks to be legal firearm accessories. Federal law is clear and does not apply to bump stocks.
“Second, the regulation as written endangers the legality of semi-automatic rifles, as the ATF’s new regulations open the door to further legal manipulation to ban these common rifles in the future.
“Finally, the ban violates the Constitution’s Takings Clause, forcing the destruction of property of law-abiding individuals without compensation.
“Regardless of what happens this week, GOA will continue to challenge the ATF bump stock ban in the Sixth Circuit and believe that our case against the ban is compelling.”
Erich Pratt, or another GOA spokesman, is available for interviews. Gun Owners of America is a nonprofit lobbying organization dedicated to protecting the right to keep and bear arms without compromise. GOA represents over 2 million members and activists. For more information, visit GOA’s Newsroom .